What is Your Current Position and What Team are You on Within SpecialtyCare?
I am currently an SNI on the Orlando IONM team. We provide monitoring for several hospitals in the Orlando area.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job?
For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of this job is the opportunity to play such a close role in every step of surgery. There is a significant amount of time, effort, and care dedicated for every surgery and every patient. Often, the day of surgery is a very unnerving and stressful day for the patient and the patient’s loved ones. My job has allowed me to see firsthand the degree of preparation that is required before, during, and after surgery in order to optimize surgical outcomes. As providers of intraoperative monitoring, we can improve the already outstanding level of patient care in place.
Why Would You Encourage Someone to Enter This Field and Consider the SpecialtyCare IONM Training Program?
I would strongly encourage someone to enter the IONM Training Program for a multitude of reasons. However, at the forefront is the opportunity to learn such a significant amount of information over a remarkably short time period. This learning is made possible via the diversity of resources made available to those involved in the training program. These resources range from supportive coworkers to comprehensive online learning workshops. Something that has been communicated to me from several team members is that there is always something new to learn and to never apologize for needing to ask questions. Asking questions is how we learn and, in the field of IONM, there is always room for growth!
Learn More About SpecialtyCare’s IONM Training Program
Our surgical neurophysiologists are well educated, highly trained, and have extensive experience in the field. SpecialtyCare is dedicated to hiring talented and motivated people who are eager to learn and start a career in this exciting and rewarding field. As a SpecialtyCare surgical neurophysiologist, you will be in a great position to grow your career while working with highly skilled physicians and surgical teams in a variety of clinical settings and locations.
To get you to that point, we offer full-time, salaried employment coupled with a structured and progressive one-year training program that features a combination of classroom work, laboratory practicums, online instruction, and practical training in the operating room. Upon completion of the training program, associates are board-certified and promoted to the second tier of our IONM clinical career ladder.